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  Thornton Burgess Natures Stories Collection review may contain affiliate links. Remember your childhood, and hearing tales of talking animals like Brer Rabbit and Peter Rabbit? Me too — I enjoy “talking animal” stories and the simple-yet-real lessons they often impart. That’s the type of thing you’ll find plenty of in the stories of Thornton […]

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Post contains affiliate links. Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge: A Biography for Children Prince George isn’t the only new addition to Britain’s royal family. As of today, I’m happy to announce that Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge: A Biography for Children is available in both Kindle and paperback versions. More about my latest “royal baby:” […]

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Post may contain affiliate links. Something exciting is approaching, on August 25. Perhaps you didn’t realize it, but that is King Ludwig II aka “Mad King Ludwig”‘s birthday. He would be 167. In celebration of Ludwig’s birthday, I’ll be hosting special events all next week on the blog. It’s my grand roll-out of my latest […]

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School’s out. How can you motivate your young reader to actually read? You know that reading is important. I taught elementary school for eight years, and it was always clear in the fall which kids had read over the summer and which hadn’t. Of course, there are lots of kids who just enjoy reading and […]

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Conversation at my house on May 6: Me: So, guess how many of my books have sold this month? Daughter: 100? Me: (feeling a bit deflated) Well … no … actually, it’s 10! (which I had been feeling okay about) Another daughter: Wow. That’s pretty sad. This little vignette leads to today’s post. It’s tough […]

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Congrats to Tracie and Nicki, who each scored 100%, and to Attic Girl who just missed one. Correct answers are: B A A D A D B D In case you hadn’t heard, I Love to Tell the Story: Growing Up Blessed and Baptist in Small Town Indiana is out, in Kindle (2.99) and paperback (9.35) […]

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Remember last summer, when I attended the Write to Publish Conference in Illinois? One of the best thing about the conference (in retrospect, maybe even more valuable than – gasp! – meeting with editors and agents) was meeting with fellow writers. One of those was David Todd. Dave has been nice enough to interview me […]

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